Sometimes our patients delay seeking necessary treatment because they don’t know if they are experiencing a dental emergency or not. Does your situation require urgent care? If you are bleeding from the mouth, in persistent pain, or have broken anything at all, the answer is yes. Some of the most common situations we treat as emergencies are listed below.
Try to stop or slow any bleeding quickly. If bleeding does not slow down after 10 minutes of continuous pressure, head to the emergency room. You should also go straight to the ER if you have broken a bone in the jaw. Otherwise, take an over-the-counter pain medication to control pain, apply an ice pack to reduce swelling, and call your emergency dentist in Fort Lauderdale.
When you get in touch with Pearl White Dentistry after emergency strikes, we will schedule a time for you to come in as soon as possible — often on the same day, if your situation warrants immediate care. Don’t delay! Call us right away.